Tom began his ministry as a part-time minister of youth, serving with three different
churches during college and seminary. As completing his seminary training, he was called to
serve as a church planter and pastor at Westwood Baptist Church, Cary, NC. Less than five
years later, he and his wife, Beth, were appointed missionaries by the Cooperative Baptist
Fellowship. They served in Southeast Asia, ministering to unevangelized people groups
until returning to the U.S. in 1999. As associate coordinator for CBF Global Missions,
Tom provided leadership for volunteer groups and partnership missions.
In November 2004, Tom was called to serve as senior pastor here at First Baptist Church
of Oklahoma City. A graduate of Campbell University and Southeastern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Tom completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at Truett Seminary at Baylor
University, Waco, TX in 2005.
Tom and Beth have two children, Aaron and Elizabeth.